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Hello Switzer,

Spring break is around the corner. April 4-8. We have a half-day on Friday, April 1 and will dismiss at 11:44.

Volunteers:

Thank you to all of our volunteers and guest readers. It was great to see parents in the building. COVID 19 restrictions continue to ease slowly. We are now able to have volunteers support our classrooms. Teachers will reach out to families as opportunities arise. Please remember that over the past two years teachers have restructured their routines and programs because we were unable to have volunteers. Opportunities to support will come but it will take some time.

 

M-Step

When we return from spring break, the M-Step testing window opens for students in grades 3-6. Our virtual students will test in April and our face to face students will be testing May 3rd and May 10th. Our 5th grade will also be testing on May 5th and 12th. A letter will be sent home this week to all families who are testing.

 

Please visit https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi

USING THE CHROME BROWSER. This site gives students opportunities to see sample questions and gain some exposure to the testing format of M-Step. This is not a study guide but will give students a feel of the test.

 

Report cards for 3rd quarter:

During April, Switzer will distribute reports cards electronically. The third marking period grades will be sent electronically to families at the end of the day on Monday, April 18, 2022.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Tuesday, April 12th, 2022. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

I hope all the dads and daughters have fun at the dance tonight!

Jacob Palmer

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

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